Sunday, April 05, 2009

Glimpses of Paris

Paris is full of arches.
Not just the Arc de Triomphe. Here are three I happened upon.

The lacy iron gate at the rear entrance to the Elysee Palace on avenue Gabriel. Not your average backyard fence!

A hidden courtyard near the Bastille. Oh, wow: I want to live here.

This sumptuous Sleeping-Beauty bed in Merci, a cool, ultra-hip new store on boulevard Beaumarchais.


materfamilias said...

I love the contrast between those two gates, each delightful but the one so formal and the other so organic. And I'm glad to have a peek inside Merci -- seen several reports about it on various blogs and it's going on my "to see this visit" list for our June trip to Paris. Glad to see you're enjoying your visit and thanks for letting us enjoy it as well.

Harriet said...

Great photos....taking me mentally to Paris --- thanks. And thanks for the comments so that we know "where we are".....

Polly-Vous Francais said...

I had a great visit - 6 days is way too short, especially when you miss your flight and lose half a day!

BTW I'm going to write a bit more about Merci. I loved it. Richard Nahem (Eye Prefer Paris) insisted that I check it out!

Stephanie said...

Such beautiful pictures!

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